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While many events are now returning to live venues, hybrid or virtual conferences will still be important in 2023. This is great news for many application developers, who don’t have to take time off to travel and can enjoy high-quality talks and workshops from the comfort of their own desks! Many 2023 events are still looking for expert speakers from various industries, so if you think you have something to offer the tech community, it’s always worth getting in touch with the organizers as early as possible.

Whether you run a virtual stall or simply attend and enjoy the events, virtual conferences are a great way to network and talk to others in your field. DreamFactory has brought together some of the best virtual conferences to attend in 2023, for developers and others wanting to stay ahead of the digital curve.

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1. API Conference

Price: Starting at £449

Date: April 24 – 27 2023

2023’s API Conference is being held jointly at Park Plaza Victoria in London and online, allowing developers and tech professionals to join from wherever they are in the world and discuss the best API tools, strategies and more. Attendees should expect four days packed with expert speakers from software engineers to business process architecture consultants. The organizers have even provided a handy template to help you convince your boss to pay for your ticket!

2. Cisco Live 2023

Price: Online event is free to attend and available on-demand

Date: June 4-8 2023

Highlights from last year’s virtual Cisco Event are still available to watch online, for free. They plan to do the same for the highly anticipated 2023 event, although there are limited places available for the in-person event held in Las Vegas. The 2022 Cisco event covered a huge range of technology topics, including correlating and securing apps across the Cloud, Kubernetes and optimizing app performance. People hoping to attend in person can book tickets now but there’s no need to register for the online event at this time.

3. Infosecurity Europe

Price: TBA

Date: June 20–22 2023

This is one of the best virtual conferences to attend for anyone involved in or interested in cybersecurity. 2022’s Infosecurity event was purely digital and while registration for the 2022 event has not yet opened, it’s generally anticipated to be a hybrid event. The in-person event takes place at ExCel in London and the conference is one of the largest of its kind. Last year’s theme was “Resilience”, exploring how communities, industries and tech professionals deal with today’s cybersecurity challenges. There was also a focus on utilizing innovation to boost ROI, so DreamFactory is excited to see what the theme will be for the 2022 event. We can help you understand how to make your APIs secure and safer for your organization.

4. Gartner Tech Growth and Innovation Conference

Price: $3,300 Early Bird Pricing

Date: June 14-15 2023

All developers and tech professionals can benefit from a wider understanding of the industry and what’s impacting current growth. The 2022 virtual event covered product management strategies, leveraging emerging technologies and reinventing strategies to deal with crises like the pandemic. Gartner events are always popular and the 2023 event will be virtual as well as in-person in San Diego, to allow as many people as possible to attend.

5. Developer Week

Price: $325 upwards but discounts available for students, government employees and groups

Date: February 21 to 23 2023

In early 2023, the SF Bay Area hosts the world’s largest developer conference over 7 days. Guests also have the option to join virtually from February 21st, with last year’s online program boasting at least 30 virtual workshops and numerous events throughout the week. Topics will run from AI and machine learning right through to IoT and connected hardware. Expect a focus on new developer technologies and competitions to create apps under pressure.

6. Microsoft Ignite

Price: TBA

Date: November 15-16 2023

Microsoft Ignite is an annual conference organized by Microsoft that focuses on the latest developments in technology and innovation. The event brings together developers, IT professionals, business leaders, and industry experts from around the world to share their knowledge, insights, and experiences with the Microsoft community.

In addition to the main conference, Microsoft Ignite will also feature several pre-day workshops and certification opportunities for attendees looking to enhance their skills and knowledge. Overall, Microsoft Ignite promises to be an exciting and informative event that showcases the latest trends and innovations in the tech industry.

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